'''William Owen Chadwick''', (; 20 May 1916 – 17 July 2015) was a British Anglican
clergyman, academic, writer, and prominent historian of Christianity. He played international rugby union
in his youth, and he was Master (college)|Master
of Selwyn College, Cambridge
from 1956 to 1983, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History
from 1958 to 1968, and Regius Professor of History (Cambridge)|Regius Professor of History
from 1968 to 1983.
In his obituaries, he was described as "one of the great religious historians of our time" by the Independent,
[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/the-reverend-professor-owen-chadwick-scholar-hailed-as-one-of-the-greatest-religious-historians-of-his-age-10408641.html Obituary], The Independent, 23 July 2015]
and as "one of the most remarkable men of letters of the 20th century" by the Guardian.
[[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/19/the-rev-owen-chadwick The Rev Owen Chadwick... ]